Communal Foundations for Proprietary Ventures

This quote from DT got my attention today

incredible value can be unlocked through communal effort and that value can be used for proprietary purposes. In the years to come, that’s something that every industry will have to learn. Here are three key aspects what makes open source communities valuable.

The article focuses on the communal effort in the “open source2 movement. But why would this be true? The answer appears to be that collaboration in the “pre-competition” phase can more rapidly create a framework that everyone needs. With that framework in place, every can build on it whatever they want.

Very interesting.


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